• have been in workshop making molds and wax casts of dolls arms
  • created a ball of arms – reminds me of a jack from a childhood game – would like to roll but is very fragile
  • interested in mixing up materials to use metal with the wax to make playful objects
  • enjoy the art of making and doing – enjoy objects – aesthetics and discovery
  • trying to decide on which artist to look at and am so drawn to Tony Oursler – his work is fascinating and I felt inexplicably drawn to it – I would like to research and find out more about him so he is an ideal subject for my essay
  • still thinking of how many of the things/objects¬† I consider have an element of play about them
  • dolls – the need to reflect on childhood – that is the connection – yet knowing it makes people uncomfortable ( I enjoy that too)
  • the domestic – it is still part of what I do
  • pain and memory – perhaps how we attach feelings and memories to objects
  • reading Camera Lucida – intrigued how one photo can capture his mother – an accident that stores all his memory in some way of his mother
  • perhaps exploring how objects do the same – a smell, a saying, a song, a sound, a piece of clothing, a stance, glasses, necklace?
  • so personal and individual but a place to store them